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Basketball Skills and Techniques
Transcript of Basketball Skills and Techniques
Knee to waist high dribble
Arm bar to protect the ball
Head up to see the floor
Hand behind the ball
Push it in front, then catch up
Waist to chest high dribble Your chest to receiver’s chest
Step into the pass with your knees bent
Follow through, off of your fingertips, thumbs down
Your waist to receiver’s waist
Bounce 2/3 of the way to the receiver
Follow through as in chest pass
Over your head to the receivers head
Off of your fingertips
Right hand, right knee up [steps right-left &up]
Left hand, left knee up [steps left-right & up]
Protect the ball with 2 hands on the same side
Palm facing the basket
eyes on target, stance and balance
non-shooting hand on the side of the ball
release the ball on the way up, just before the top of your jump and generate your up force with your legs.
Your shooting hand should extend in a straight line to the rim and follow through
your wrist should be relaxed [floppy] with fingers pointing at the target [rim].
Defense Offense Man to man Man-to-man defense has the advantage of maintaining pressure on the ball at all times. This defense involves each defender marking an assigned offensive player.
However, defenders two-passes away from the ball drop off their man into 'helpside' defense.
So, away from the ball, man to man defense acts a lot like a zone defense, while you have a defender pressuring the ball at all times. Zone Instead of guarding a particular player, each zone defender is responsible for guarding an area of the floor, or "zone", and any offensive player that comes into that area.
Zone defenders move their position on the floor in relationship to where the ball moves. An advantage of a zone defense is that you can stop dribble-penetration and protect the key Blue
[man to man trapping defense] The aim of this play is to trap down the ball and force turnovers Once a pass is made to one of the wing guards, the player marking the point guard runs and traps the player with the ball.
This then means that the player on the other side of the ball attacks the ball by anticipating the pass reversed to the point guard
So, the other two players rotate to help [zone gapping principles] leaving the player furthest away unmarked. Secondary use secondary to push the ball up the floor The aim of this play is to push the ball up the floor as quickly as possible, before the defense can get set 4 low 4 high Set the stack down low, with your three point shooters at 2 and 3 spots, and your post players at 4 and 5 positions.
point guard (1), will try to drive on their defender. 1 may create their own shot, or as the defense collapses, dishes off to an open teammate: an open post player, or an open corner 3-point shot.
2 flares to the three-point line after the screen. 3 moves out to the top and is the 'home' man on defense.
This play tends to "flatten" the defense, and with the empty space under the basket, is ideal for back-cuts to the hoop, especially from the wing. There are several options:
1 passing to a high post player, and then the wings 3 and 2 back-cutting to the hoop for the pass from the high post. Or;
the pass could go to a wing, and the near post screens away for the opposite post, who then cuts to the hoop for the pass from the wing.